The Dana Foundation issues request for proposals for future Dana Centers for Neuroscience & Society

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The Dana Foundation recently released a request for proposals for planning grants for future Dana Centers for Neuroscience & Society. The deadline for proposals is July 6, 2022. 

The Dana Foundation, a BRAIN Initiative Alliance partner, is a private philanthropic organization that funds and coordinates programs about brain science. The foundation’s leadership is working to determine priority areas at the intersection of neuroscience and ethical, legal, and societal factors including policy, humanities, and arts.  

The Foundation recently determined a need for neuroscientists to integrate these factors into their research to understand the societal and ethical implications of advancing neuroscience technologies and has recently released a request for proposals (RFP) to design and host Centers for Neuroscience & Society. The Dana Centers for Neuroscience & Society will be launched in 2023 to serve as a hub to exchange ideas, foster collaboration, and engage in multidisciplinary research. 

Proposal submissions are due July 6, 2022, with grant funding beginning as early as October 1, 2022. Proposal grantees will receive 5-month planning grants of up to $150,000 designed to develop a plan and vision for the Center, outline programs, gather expertise, and test models for training and education. To be eligible, applicants must be affiliated with a U.S. accredited institution of higher education, or a non-profit organization based in the U.S. 

For more details about the opportunity, visit the Dana Foundation’s funding and grants page. If you have any questions, you can reach out to Ishan Dasgupta at